Originally Posted by SN0WMAN
Hodgson in being a shit clueless manager shocker!
I will never understand why he doesn't got more flak for the Johnson/Milner combo. Play Milner out of position to help out a defender (well I don't class him as a footballer but whatever) who can't defend. Why not play a defender in defence and a right midfielder in right midfield? I completely understand why Liverpool fans hate him.
In Hodgson's mind it means that England can sit back, soak up pressure and hit teams on the break with overlapping full backs...yet the reality is that any half decent winger will pick apart Johnson which forces England to sit deeper in order to negate the threat. Milner's ball retention is mediocre at best so that doesn't help matters much either, he and Welbeck gave the ball away as soon as England won it back, near enough every fucking time. So in essence the tactics don't work at all, unless we're playing really poor sides.
I can see why Hodgson has been successful with extremely limited sides because he can organise his teams well, but I really don't see what else he brings to the table. Poor squad selections, poor team selections, poor tactics and a negative attitude in general. I made a comment in the Euro 2012 thread how I thought that we might struggle to even qualify for World Cup 2014 because of too many draws due to the negativity...so far we have three draws from six games.
I know England are hardly amazing these days, but we can do far better than we did tonight.